The painting Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci on display at Christie’s auction house in London. It went on to be sold for a record-shattering US$450.3 million at Christie’s New York in November 2017. Photo: AFP

World’s most expensive painting might not appear in Louvre’s Leonardo da Vinci 500th anniversary show. Here’s why

  • Owner of US$450 million Salvator Mundi purportedly by Leonardo da Vinci may not want to risk devaluation if work deemed to have been painted by artist’s pupils
  • Controversy over painting’s authenticity has intensified, particularly since new light has been shed on a crucial meeting between five da Vinci experts
Topic |   Art

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The painting Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci on display at Christie’s auction house in London. It went on to be sold for a record-shattering US$450.3 million at Christie’s New York in November 2017. Photo: AFP
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Tourists taking photos on George Town’s Armenian Street with a mural called I Want Bao by Kuala Lumpur-born artist WK Setor on the side wall of a pastry shop. Photo: Alamy

How Penang’s art scene was killed by Instagram tourists and gentrification, sparked by a single mural

  • The street art revolution that transformed the Malaysian island into a celebrated artistic hub has also caused the downfall of its arts scene
  • George Town, the island’s capital, is now full of Instagram tourists, hipsters and businesses that cater to them, warping the soul of the town
Topic |   Malaysia

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Tourists taking photos on George Town’s Armenian Street with a mural called I Want Bao by Kuala Lumpur-born artist WK Setor on the side wall of a pastry shop. Photo: Alamy
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